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Dr Adequate
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Message 4 of 98 (614124)
05-02-2011 7:25 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by anglagard
05-02-2011 1:39 AM


For now I am going to forgo all such speculation and just join in the chorus of happy Munchkins.

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Message 5 of 98 (614126)
05-02-2011 8:21 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by frako
05-02-2011 6:42 AM


Let The Conspiracy Thories Begin
There was a conspiracy theory floating around that bin laden is only an invention that he does not truly exist. Never gave that theory a second thought until today when all they gave us again was a picture of a shot osama and told us they dropped his body in to the ocean ...
"They" haven't yet told us that he's been buried at sea. That's just a statement attributed to an unnamed "official". Other reports say that he might be going to be buried at sea; others put the time of burial at 4 p.m. Monday.
I'm not sure they could (legally, according to the Geneva convention) if they wanted to. In the first place, Muslims should only be buried at sea in cases of necessity; and in the second place, you're meant to bury the enemy in a marked and recorded spot in case their family wants the body back.
If I were you I'd wait for an official announcement before jumping to conclusions.
It is a kind of strange thing to do, firstly a normal world his body would be taken for autopsy ...
Yes, normally the US armed forces do autopsies on all the guys they've just shot in the head, because it's crucial to find out what actually killed them. Why, it could have been anything. They should also have notified the CDC in case he died of the plague.
... secondly the us had no right to bury his body the bin laden family does ...
Nuh-uh. According to the Geneva Convention the US should bury him. (Also, we should do so according to Muslim practice, and Muslim practice is that burial should be as quick as possible --- within 24 hours. It would take longer than that to sort out which family member should have him, arrange this with Saudi Arabia, and ship him there.)
They do have to dig him back up and turn him over to the family if they want him.
... thirdly it took hours for the past president to announce that they caught the other guy from Iraq ...
And it took seven-and-a-half hours for Obama to announce the shooting of OBL.
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What is the source of that photo? Surely it can't be an official release.
Edited by Dr Adequate, : No reason given.

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Dr Adequate
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Message 7 of 98 (614129)
05-02-2011 9:24 AM
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05-02-2011 8:21 AM


Re: Let The Conspiracy Thories Begin
Addendum --- according to one source: "This [burial at sea] adheres with Islamic tradition, as there is a stipulation that if it is likely that an enemy may try to dig up the grave or destroy the gravesite, burial at sea -- while not ideal -- is allowed." So it may be legitimate.

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Message 31 of 98 (614222)
05-02-2011 8:50 PM
Reply to: Message 19 by Briterican
05-02-2011 3:50 PM


I am glad that Osama's murderin' days are over; if this be an offense, I shall not compound it with hypocrisy.

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Dr Adequate
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Message 62 of 98 (614516)
05-04-2011 6:01 PM
Reply to: Message 54 by fearandloathing
05-04-2011 1:07 PM


Re: Regarding Rhetoric, Emotions, Irony and Healing
He was probably shot in the face/head, I am sure that might have something to do with pictures not being shown yet.
House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-NY) explains why the photos should be released:
They’re not ghoulish, they’re not going to scare people off, they’re not offensive, King told reporters after being briefed by CIA Director Leon Panetta. Nothing more than you expect with a person with a bullet in his head.

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Dr Adequate
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Message 96 of 98 (615632)
05-15-2011 4:14 AM
Reply to: Message 95 by Hyroglyphx
05-13-2011 8:16 PM


Re: Regarding Rhetoric, Emotions, Irony and Healing
To quell conspiracy theorists, nothing. No amount of evidence sways those yahoos. But for me, a picture of the body would suffice.
'Cos the government might lie to you, but they'd never stoop to faking a photograph.
Me, I'll settle for a complete absence of an alive bin Laden. Unless you suppose that he's in on it ...

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